This is how playing my violin makes me feel sometimes.

And like this.

You can’t see it but my fingertips have calluses!

All due to this lovely instrument.

I went to my violin teacher’s viola recital tonight. She’s been playing 20 years. I’ve been playing 6 months. I am at 1/40 of her level. Let’s just say I changed my mind and will play the violin in a symphony by the time I’m 40. That gives me 11.5 years to be reasonably good.

Her bowing arm is MAGNIFICENT. Her wrists are MASTERFUL. Her slurs are TO DIE FOR. And her pizzicato!!!! I’m sorry, I’m lusting after another person’s musical talent.

Someday. Someday I’ll be good:) I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!